the health care still very much should go ahead, based on the experience of the fight against coronavirus, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, June 20, during the meeting with medical workers. It was held in a videoconference format.

the Head of state assured that he is aware of the many problems in health care. He recalled that in the early 2000-ies, when the first national projects, the key focus was on developing the medical sector.

It was then, according to Putin, in hospitals and clinics began to receive new equipment and technology, without which it would not do. “And this strategic priority, we have survived, despite any current, including the very difficult financial and economic circumstances. Now we must go forward, relying on the experience that we have received, including in the fight against the coronavirus,” said Putin.

He added that this should be done, honestly analyzing both achievements and outstanding issues. “It’s not only about our readiness to face any epidemics, but in General on improving the efficiency and reliability of the entire healthcare system,” — said the Russian leader.

Putin said that in the first place it is necessary to improve the status of primary health care, strengthen staffing, to increase the availability of modern diagnostics and provide a wide digitalization, the use of artificial intelligence technologies in work of medical institutions of all levels.

a Meeting of the President with the medical staff, was broadcast channel “Russia 24” and the website Вести.Ru.